Ben Baldwin's

"And then when I was in high school, Ben Baldwin had a place...And they had dancing in there. People would go in and play the juke box. They used to have those snow cones. They were so good. Just snow cones, but it seemed like it was just top of the line."

- Delaine Norwood

Originally located where Brother Peacemakers' Gates of Beauty body shop currently exists and the former location of the Hollywood Theater, Ben Baldwin's place gave the community a place to listen to music, dance, and get a snack. At one point, his wife, a beautician, did people's hair in the back and the snack shop and dance floor was in front.


Citation: “Ben Baldwin's,” From the Rock Wall, accessed October 7, 2022,

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